Film, Video Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee /
Articles and Essays with this item:
Long, John Davis
Sigsbee, Charles D.
Spanish American War
- Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee /
- Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1898.
- Subject Headings
- - Long, John Davis,--1838-1915
- - Sigsbee, Charles D.--1845-1923.--(Charles Dwight)
- - United States.--Navy Dept
- - United States.--Navy--History--Spanish-American War, 1898
- - Spanish-American War, 1898--Causes
- - Ship captains--Washington (D.C.)
- - Washington (D.C.)
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 21Apr1898; 25335.
- - Original main title lacking. DLC
- - Camera, William Paley.
- - Duration: 0:35 at 20 fps.
- - Materials listed originate from the print chosen best copy for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff. DLC
- - From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Taken at Washington, in front of the Navy Department, and shows Secretary of the Navy Long and Captain Sigsbee of the ill-fated "Maine" coming down the steps. As they reach the bottom a waiting attaché approaches the Secretary and hands him a letter. In the meantime Capt. Sigsbee and his friend walk toward the immediate foreground, in earnest conversation. They are quickly joined by the Secretary and the attaché. Here they halt and apparently debate some important question. Additional action is lent to the scene by ladies and gentlemen descending the steps. The background is formed by the handsome building of the Navy Department. The figures are full life size, and are excellent portraits of the famous Captain and the Secretary. This picture excites the keenest interest whenever it is shown. 50 feet.
- - Edison code name (for telegraphic orders): Umnachten.
- - Filmed ca. April 13, 1898, in Washington, D.C.
- - Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films "war extra" catalog, May 10, 1898, p. 4-5 [MI].
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - Received: ca. 1962; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
- - Received: 12/27/62; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
- - Received: 4/21/1898; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
- 1 reel of 1 (ca. 23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. ref print.
- 1 reel of 1 (ca. 23 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg.
- 1 roll (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
- Call Number
- FLA 3354 (ref print)
- FRA 0660 (dupe neg)
- LC 340 (paper pos)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- sawmp 0340 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/sawmp.0340
- Library of Congress Catalog Number
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